Posted: Thu Aug 24 2023
Houston, TX 77002
Contract / $28.90/hr.
Procures various non-technical and standard technical materials, and services on a competitive basis for the City and/or department in accordance with City and departmental policies and procedures and/or specification requirements. Reviews purchase orders and contracts for completeness, accuracy and compliance with City and departmental policies and procedures. Reviews requisitioned materials, equipment or services to see if they can be purchased via contract. Gathers and compiles verbal and written bids. Tabulates bids and evaluates price quotes and compares to specifications. Researches vendors and evaluates their ability to provide and the availability of quality materials, equipment and services. Selects or recommends the most advantageous bid. Schedules and expedites delivery and resolves any discrepancies with vendor. Maintains requisitions and purchase order files and logs. Provides procurement backup to other buyers within the section. Assists in special projects as needed. SAP experience is a necessity, MS Office Suite. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License and must comply with the City of Houston policy AP2-2 on driving.
Work requires the direct application of a variety of procedures, policies and/or precedents. Moderate analytic ability is required in applying guidelines, policies and precedents, and in adapting standard methods to ﬁt facts and conditions.
IMPACT OF ACTIONS:
Errors in work could lead to moderate expenses and inconveniences. Work is typically performed under limited supervision with alternating periods of relative autonomy and general review. The supervisor generally plays a substantial role in setting objectives and organizing work.
Direct Supervision: Involves scheduling, supervision and evaluation of work as a 'first-line supervisor'; recommends personnel actions such as hirings, terminations, and pay changes of nonsupervisory personnel.
Indirect Supervision: No indirect reports.
Internal Contacts: Level of internal contact is primarily with professionals and supervisors. Interaction requires considerable tact and cooperation involving somewhat sensitive issues or problems.
External Contacts: Level of external contact is primarily with citizens, visitors and/or mid-level representatives of government agencies, guests, vendors and professional contacts with allied organizations. Interaction requires moderate tact and cooperation; e.g., responding to questions which require some research to provide the correct answer.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Materials Management, Purchasing or a closely related ﬁeld
Four years of professional buying experience are required. Professional buying experience may substitute for the above education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.
There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essential normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.
Requires the ability to make coordinated gross motor movements in response to changing external stimuli within moderately demanding tolerances; or the ability to make coordinated eye/hand movements on a patterned response space within low tolerance demands with no real speed requirements. A valid Texas Driver’s License and compliance with the City of Houston’s policy in driving (AP 2-2).